The Song of the Wind in the Dry Tree: Commentaries on Dogen's Sansho Doei and Koun Ejo's Komyozo Zanmai

The Song of the Wind in the Dry Tree: Commentaries on Dogen's Sansho Doei and Koun Ejo's Komyozo Zanmai

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935387824
Publisher: Hohm Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Zen Master Rei Ryu Philippe Coupey is an American, and has been living in Paris for almost forty years. Educated at the Sorbonne, Coupey is a writer and a disciple of the deceased Japanese Soto Zen Master Taisen Deshimaru, continuing the daily practice he was taught. He directs a large European community of monks and nuns and is a member and officer of the International Zen Association founded by Master Deshimaru. Coupey is one of the principal Soto Zen teachers in Europe.

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On the russet leaves of the long winter month,

The spotless snow softly sparkles

Under the moon

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I Sansho Doei 1

Introduction 3

Twelve poems from the Sansho Doei 5

Commentary 11

Part II Komyozo Zanmai 41

Introduction 43

Text of the Komyozo Zanmai 45

Commentary 49

Appendix: Soto Zen Lineage Transmission Charts 77

Endnotes 81

Glossary 85

Index 105

Index of Zen Stories 107

Books by the Author in English 109

About the Author 111

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